Deadline: November 6, 2015
Salary: $16.80 – $22.13 Hourly
Controls and extinguishes fires, responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls, protects life and property, and maintains equipment as an employee of the City.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed.
1Â Customer Service
2Â Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls. Selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire, and assists fire cause determination
3Â Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to assist individuals from burning structures
4Â Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance
5Â Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants
6Â Administers first aid and artificial respiration to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke
7Â Assists paramedics at medical emergencies; applies techniques for the control of bleeding; utilizes techniques to stabilize patient
8Â Communicates with superior during fire by portable two-way radio
9Â Inspects buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances
10 Give demonstrations, classes, and training to the public
11 Maintains apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment, grounds, and hydrants
12 Participates in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance, and firefighting techniques
13 Issues forms to building owners listing fire regulation violations to be corrected. Drives and operates firefighting vehicles and equipment
14 Maintains awareness of City geography, water system, and fire hazards
15 Studies City and Fire Department rules & regulations
16 Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
17 Performs other duties of a similar nature or level
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
1Â Principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire fighting
2Â Fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities, and their proper use and maintenance requirements
3Â Advanced first aid, C.P.R. and other medical assistance techniques
1Â Understand and act in accordance with department policies, rules, instructions, and written material in the field of fire fighting
2Â Apply fire fighting techniques and procedures
3Â Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of fire fighting equipment
4Â Analyze fire and emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action
5Â Retain presence of mind in emergency situations
6Â Operate and maintain voice radio equipment
7Â Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately
8Â Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
9Â Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
10 Compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
11 Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
12 Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
13 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possession ofÂ a valid Arizona State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Â or Paramedic certificate.
Possession of a validÂ IFSAC, ProboardÂ or accredited boardÂ Firefighters I & IIÂ certification.
Possession of a current (within the last 12 months) CPAT (Certified Physical Agility Test) certificationÂ prior to designatedÂ date.
Successful completion of a Regional Firefighter Recruit Academy (Glendale, Phoenix or Mesa) within the last 8 years, or successful completion within one year from date of hire.
Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona driver license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.